Mr. Brandon Diaz, Building Assistant
Brandon was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He recently moved up here to continue growing as an individual and continue is education at Villanova. He is also looking at going into the military to serve out country. In his free time he enjoys mudding and other outdoor activities.
Mrs. Susan Forshaw, Substitute Teacher
Mrs. Forshaw was born in Australia, and at 24 years of age, moved to the United Kingdom, where she worked as an Occupational Therapist. She met and married her British husband, and they have two children. Her family has since lived in France, and now the USA, where they now live permanently. Mrs. Forshaw has been working with nursery aged children at her local church, and has enjoyed being a stay at home Mom. Now she is applying her skills in working with kindergarten aged children to engage them in educational activities to promote learning and development with their peers. Mrs. Forshaw loves cooking, swimming, walking the family dog, and drinking very good coffee.
Ms. Marie Lafferty, Building Assistant
Ms. Lafferty is one of our floaters she raised 4 children who are all now happily married and off her payroll. Our family also includes 7 grandchildren who call me “meme”. Sunday dinners at my home with 9 adults, 7 children and varying numbers of dogs who are crazy, happy, boisterous and always tons of fun!
Ms. Eli Serna, Spanish Teacher and Building Assistant
Ms. Eli is one of our floaters and she is our Spanish teacher. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Eli has her Masters in Process Engineering; having studied in Venezuela. She comes from a family with solid principles, and she is very close to her mother. The hardest thing she ever had to do was leave her in Venezuela. Eli is very feel happy here to live in the United States and would love for her mom to be here with her.
Ms. Vicki Tracy, Substitute Teacher
Ms. Tracy is a substitute teacher for Magic Memories. As a child Vicki enjoyed playing school from a very early age. She started babysitting for children in her neighborhood as soon as she was old enough. When it came time for her to go to college, she knew she wanted to become a teacher. Vicki studied Special Education at Penn State University for her undergraduate degree. She began teaching as a Special Education Teacher for grades K-5 immediately after graduating. In addition, she attended Gywnedd Mercy College where she earned her Master’s Degree in Reading. Vicki worked in her position as a Special Education Teacher for 17 years and truly loved it! During those years she had 3 children of her own, Jake-age 14, Claudia-age 12, and Lily-age 8. They attended Magic Memories for 3 years! When her youngest child started kindergarten, Vicki resigned from her job to be closer to home in order to be with her children as much as possible. At this time, she began working for Magic Memories at the Kindergarten Center as an Enrichment Coach. She kept this position for 2 years and greatly enjoyed it! However, she decided that it was in the best interest of my family to start subbing for both Magic Memories and the Phoenixville School District. This has allowed Vicki to have more flexibility and to continue being able to do what she loves, teach children!!